Today’s VM_365 image for Day 193 is a reproduction of one of the illustrations produced by Dave Perkins, the first Director of the Trust for Thanet Archaeology and a founding member of the Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society.
Dave Perkins began as a gifted volunteer on the Lord of the Manor excavations in the mid 1970’s, progressing through his own intellectual efforts to become instrumental in founding the Trust and becoming the Isle’s first professional archaeologist, to eventually achieving his Doctorate in Archaeology from University College London in 1999.
Dave Perkins had originally been trained as an artist and illustrator and was a great believer in the power of drawings and images to inform and educate people in the subject of archaeology, an aim that lives on in this VM_365 project.
Sketches of Historic Thanet, from which this image is drawn, was Dave’s lively and informative introduction to the archaeology and history of the Isle of Thanet where he was born in 1939 and where he died in 2010.
Perkins, D. 1993. Sketches of Historic Thanet. Second Edition. Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society.